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Yaya in running for record CAF award

Yaya Touré is on the hunt for a record fifth CAF African player of the year award following the announcement of the 37-strong list of nominees.

Touré, who won the award last year for the fourth successive time could overtake Cameroon's Samuel Eto’o if he is again successful.

Yaya's Ivory Coast team-mates Gervinho, Max Gradel and Serge Aurier are the other names on the international list from the Nation Cup winning squad.

The City powerhouse faces stiff competition from no less than 10 other Premier League stars for the award which is announced on 22 December.

Full shortlist for CAF African player of the year: 

  • Ahmed Musa (CSKA Moscow, Nigeria)
  • Andre Ayew (Swansea City, Ghana)
  • Aymen Abdennour (Valencia,Tunisia)
  • Baghdad Bonjah (Étoile du Sahel, Algeria)
  • Bassem Morsi (Zamalek, Egypt)
  • Christian Atsu (Bournemouth, Ghana)
  • Dieumerci Mbokani (Norwich, D.R Congo)
  • El Arbi Hillel Soudani (Dynamo Zagreb, Algeria)
  • Faouzi Ghoulam (Napoli, Algeria)
  • Férébory Doré (Angers, Congo)
  • Gervais Yao Kouassi ( AS Roma, Cote d’Ivoire)
  • Ibrahima Traoré (Borussia Mönchengladbach, Guinea)
  • Javier Balboa (Al-Faisaly, Equatorial Guinea)
  • Héldon Ramos (Rio Ave, Cape Verde)
  • Mame Diouf (Stoke City, Senegal)
  • Max Alain Gradel (Bournemouth, Cote d’Ivoire)
  • Mehdi Benatia (Bayern Munich, Morocco)
  • Modather Al Tayeb (Al Hilal, Sudan)
  • Mohamed Salah (AS Roma, Egypt)
  • Nicolas Nkoulou (Marseille, Cameroon)
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund, Gabon)
  • Robert Kidiaba (T.P Mazembe, D.R Congo)
  • Rudy Gestede (Aston Villa, Benin)
  • Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City, Algeria)
  • Sadio Mané (Southampton, Senegal)
  • Serge Aurier (Paris Saint-Germain, Côte d’Ivoire)
  • Seydou Keita (AS Roma, Mali)
  • Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia, Algeria)
  • Stéphane Mbia (Trabzonspor, Cameroon)
  • Thievy Bifouma (Granada, Congo)
  • Victor Wanyama (Southampton, Kenya)
  • Vincent Aboubakar (FC Porto, Cameroon)
  • Vincent Enyeama (Lille, Nigeria)
  • Yacine Brahimi (FC Porto, Algeria)
  • Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace, DR Congo)
  • Yasine Chikhaoui (Al-Gharafa, Tunisia)
  • Yaya Toure (Man City, Cote d’Ivoire)


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